Lemon Scones Recipe

28/04/2014 11:11 | Updated 20 May 2015

Lemon Scones recipe

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These delicious scones have a bit of a kick to them thanks to the addition of lemon and orange.

Serves: 6


100g self raising flour

50g unsalted butter

50g Greek yogurt

A handful of dried fruit

Zest of half an lemon

Zest of half an orange

A splash of milk


1. Preheat the oven to 200c/Gas 6. Place a baking sheet in the oven to preheat.

2. Sift the flour into a bowl, chop the butter into the flour with a knife until the butter is in peanut size pieces. Then rub the butter into the flour between your finger tips until it resembles bread crumbs.

3. Add the citrus zest, dried fruit and yogurt and mix all together until it forms a dough.

4. Using floured hands, knead the dough lightly on a floured surface and pat out to about 2cm thick.

5. Using a small pastry cutter, cut out six scone rounds. Place the scones onto the preheated baking sheet and brush with milk.

6. Place into the oven to bake for 8-10 minutes, or until risen and golden.

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